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Poster: skuzzlebutt Date: Jun 29, 2011 5:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hershey 6 - 28 - 85

I played the hell out of my TDK cassettes of this show back in college- at the time, I thought the Jerry three-fer to end the first set was just too cool for school. However, my recollections of this being one of the better shows from 1985 are a little brighter than the reality of actually listening to the show today. I still really like that Jerry sequence- it may not be very well executed, but it is fun, and at least they seem to be trying to engage the audience beyond same ol' same ol'. But overall the show is business as usual, 1985 style, and doesn't come close to living up to my happy memories.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Jun 29, 2011 7:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Blame it on old ears....

History is generally written by the victor.

So, if your memories of the show are good and happy, then the show was good and happy.

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Poster: skuzzlebutt Date: Jun 29, 2011 8:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Blame it on old ears....

I hear what you're saying, Mando, and agree to an extent. I DID enjoy 80s Dead tremendously during the years I was attending shows, and the most positive aspects of that experience are still valid. Still, after a couple of additional decades to listen to and evaluate the music's evolution, I find myself much more acutely aware of how much the GD decayed during the second half of its career.